Kronos Workforce Ready Software


 

Workforce Ready by Kronos is a human resources (HR) platform that offers enterprise-class human capital management (HCM capabilities).

This cloud-based solution incorporates recruiting, onboarding, performance management, compensation planning, time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, payroll and more.

Workforce Ready provides a single employee record shared across all applications. This means that all employee data is maintained in a singledatabase, with a single user interface to pull reports and launch workflows for the entire organization.

Data is updated in real time, so managers can make decisions based on the latest, most accurate information. Workforce Ready also includes a mobile application at no additional cost.

Users can decide to start with a single module or the entire suite.

 

Kronos Workforce Ready - Applicant tracking
 
  • Kronos Workforce Ready - Applicant tracking
    Applicant tracking
  • Kronos Workforce Ready - HR dashboard
    HR dashboard
  • Kronos Workforce Ready - Schedule planner by cost center
    Schedule planner by cost center
  • Kronos Workforce Ready - Time tracking
    Time tracking
  • Kronos Workforce Ready - Compensation management
    Compensation management
  • Kronos Workforce Ready - Accrual balances
    Accrual balances
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

27 Reviews of Kronos Workforce Ready

 
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from Millard Lumber Inc.
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

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I have not had any bad experiences with this product. The customer service is really good and they listen to your ideas for improvement.

 
 

from Smoothie King Franchises, Inc.
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

A Great Product with A+ Support

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I highly recommend Kronos Workforce Ready to companies with a limited IT Department who need a fully functional HRIS. Prior to the purchase of Kronos Workforce Ready, our payroll processing was outsourced and what little HR information we had was either in paper files or length, inaccurate Excel spreadsheets. Kronos Workforce Ready provided the most robust functionality at the best cost of our size company. The Kronos implementation team worked with our non-tech savvy HR Department to get the system up and running in very few months. Through the implementation process, we identified policies that needed to be developed as well as flaws in existing policies that needed to be more detailed. By the end of implementation, we not only had a functioning system, we also had a much more mature set of HR policies that our team members could easily understand and our HR Department could easily support and enforce.

Pros

Kronos' Customer Support is perhaps the best I've ever worked with. They never failed to respond promptly. They followed up with us when we failed to respond promptly. At the end of every call they always open the conversation to any other questions we might have on any part of the software. They were happy to log into our system and review functionality we had enabled on our own and look for ways to streamline.

Cons

When we made the purchase, there were no integrations with other systems. We use an external Benefits provider so we have to manually enter enrollment information and updates.

Advice to Others

Kronos Workforce Ready is a great choice if you're looking for a Tier 1 system without a Tier 1 price tag.

 
 

from The Beach House
Specialty: Hospitality / Travel
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

Great Potential

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We switched from ADP Time Saver to Kronos WFR with the Scheduler Module recently. After utilizing the software, I wish our company would purchase all modules (HR/Payroll/Recruiting). It has such great potential as you are able to tie all aspects of an employee's tenure from recruitment to termination.

Pros

Once you learn the system it is relatively easy to use.

Cons

The training is self-directed for the most part as the discovery/implementation phase is done remotely. No onsite training.

Advice to Others

immerse yourself in the training modules. Do your homework. It will make the remote training sessions easier. Understand your current system and what your needs are well before your try to make a change.

 
 

from Artech Information Systems, LLC
Specialty: Staffing Agency
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

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I used Kronos particularly for our payroll and time keeping purposes at one of my previous companies. It was a great tool to use for payroll and time keeping needs and with the size of our organization (~250+), it was perfect for our needs.One of the unique features is the ease of use and navigating through the system. It was very self explanatory and very customizable.

Pros

User firendly and ease of navigation

Cons

Alot of issues with program error and functionality with some of our other HR softwares

Advice to Others

I certainly recommend this software, but first make sure if you have other softwares you plan on using, ensure it is fully compatible with Kronos.

 
 

from Capgemini
Specialty: Staffing Agency
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

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This Workforce software is user friendly and serves great value to software agencies.

 
 

from Synergy Wellness
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

Kronos from start to finish

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I felt that the correspondence with the Kronos reps were very responsive. Scheduling was a little difficult with a few communication errors dealing mostly with time zones. The program itself is very comprehensive and with our particular business model, it was wonderful to find these options. We have mostly subcontractors and we need a program for participants who would not be active all of the time.

Pros

The reputation of this product is quite true. Professional platform with a variety of offerings for most industries. Very customizable and can grow with the company. The demo was very comprehensive.

Cons

I haven't seen any cons with anyone using this product.

Advice to Others

Know if you need a cloud or in house program first and they will take it from there.

 
 

from AlEn USA
Specialty: Distribution
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

Kronos for timekeeping and HRIS tool

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Kronos has been great, a few glitches here and there with the timekeeping but it was fixed very kickly.

Pros

Timekeeping and vacation requesting. Simple to use.

Cons

Glitches has caused payroll to be postponed. Posting corporate documents have not been easy to do.

Advice to Others

This is definitely great for someone that is looking for a time keeping tool and an easy database to have current information.

 
 

from Merchants Bank of Indiana
Specialty: Banking
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

Solid and dependable platform with tremendous ROI

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We demo'ed more systems than I could count in looking at the best choice for us. We narrowed it down to two and then took a very measured, thorough approach in our final analysis. WFR truly had the best "bang for the buck" of any system. The time-tested reliability of a Kronos product couldn't be ignored and the cost versus gained efficiency was undeniable. These characteristics also made the internal approval for the project very straight forward.

Pros

The system can support multiple, complex needs. The breadth and diversity of Kronos customers means they're already prepared for a lot of the needs we throw at them. This greatly eases our work in adapting and streamlining processes. The mobile platform is as good as any I've seen and the system's integration across modules is second to none.

Cons

Some administrative functions are not as intuitive as I'd like and I think the general navigation layout could be better designed. The function itself is sound but the execution of the function takes some learning.

Advice to Others

There may be better products but only at a much higher cost that I don't think can be justified in an ROI measurement.

 
 

from Malace- NE
Specialty: Accounting / CPA

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KRONOS is one of the leading programs for tracking. It is very user friendly and fulfills all the needs I have.

Likes Least

Conversion to this system had a few issues but I would not attribute that to KRONOS specifically

Recommendations

Evaluate your needs and ensure the software covers. Reporting, tracking and data mining are difficult if your system does not support well.

 
 

from QPS Employment Group
Specialty: Recruiting Agency

Used breifly

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it was very easy to navigate. Plug the numbers in here and you were on your way.

Likes Least

it was very hard to look at. Plain text. very blocky.

Recommendations

upgrading it to be web based. making it more applicable on the go.

 
 

from HCA
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical

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It is user friendly and you can create ad-hoc reports in real time.

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Sometimes the system would not talk properly to other systems which caused a lot of info to have to be manually entered.

Recommendations

It is good to consider just make sure your systems can talk.

 
 

from Smoothie King Franchises, Inc.
Specialty: Food / Beverage

I cannot recommend Kronos Workforce Ready to anyone

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I can't think of any attribute of the Workforce Ready product that I particularly like. My experience with Kronos is that they produce good time and attendance software, but I personally have not seen any evidence that they have any expertise producing HRIS software.

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The Kronos Workforce Ready product reminds me of an old fashioned data processing program from 20 years ago. It is not at all user friendly or intuitive. I have used it daily for one year and still am frequently puzzled by the way it is organized (or disorganized). I spend significant time searching for the information I want. Incredibly, the turnover calculation function has not worked correctly for the two years my company has owned the Workforce Ready product. Kronos has known all this time that their turnover function is flawed, but I don't think it is corrected yet; it doesn't appear to be fixed to me. Producing reports from Workforce Ready is cumbersome. The user must pick the data elements for the report from very long lists of fields that truly appear to me to be in no logical order whatsoever. I know that sounds hard to believe, but if there is some logic to the lists of fields, I have yet to understand it. The training information provided by Kronos to teach the user to use Workforce Ready is mostly written documents rather than videos. I personally find videos easier to understand, but Kronos offers only a handful of them. There are many topics I would like to learn about that are not covered at all in any of Kronos' training materials.

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I cannot recommend Kronos Workforce Ready. It is too expensive. It is very old fashioned. It is not user friendly. It is hard to learn to use. It is a very minimal system.

  Response: Holly, Kronos

Date: August 2016

August 2016

 

Thank you for your review – I understand you have connected with your sales representative and we are actively working to resolve the issues that you shared with us. While we were disappointed to read about your experience we appreciate your honest feedback and look forward to resolving your issues.

All the best,
Holly Bouffard
Workforce Ready Community Manager

 
 

from Dowco
Specialty: Manufacturing

Kronos Workforce Ready the Complete solution

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Likes Best

All of your needs are met with one solution. No need to implement multiple solutions and spend time updating the same data across all the platforms. It is integrated and provides one comprehensive employee lifecyle record.

Likes Least

Graphical Dashboards - Getting data out is easy, but if you want to drive people, especially Executives to the solution, present the data in graphs and trends that are easy to take action against.

Recommendations

Take the time to understand your most critical needs first and find a solution that will solve that problem first. Ours was better labor management.

 
 

from YMCA of Greater Boston
Specialty: Non-Profit

Solid payroll, HR, and TLM package with great reporting features

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Kronos Workforce Ready is a truly customizable product, with very robust, customizable reporting tools and good payroll optimization. For mid-sized enterprises it is a solid, cloud-based all-in-one option. ACA reporting tool is great. Flexibility of tools is something we hope our managers and employees will grow into as they become accustomed to non-paper-based payroll.

Likes Least

Recruitment module and payroll module have weird glitches with tax, unemployment and workers' comp settings that make automation a little hit or miss with the forms; cost center editing is complicated. Global Support folks are very nice, but the depth of bench can vary, so if you find someone you like working with, try to stick with them as much as possible. Basic scheduling (without Scheduler module) is not useful.

Recommendations

Know what you want in advance, and really do a detailed discovery process in terms of the reports you want, the format for your display(s), and how you want your different levels of users to be involved in the ultimate implementation. Because nothing about the product is turn-key, you want to really build it out in advance, because rebuilding post-implementation can be painful. You do need to know what you want because if you build it wrong it becomes hard to re-do.

 
 

from SGS Tool Company
Specialty: Manufacturing

Kronos WFR HR, Payroll, Time & Attendance

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Kronos WFR has done a good job with integrating HR, Pay, and Time & attendance along with several other options. This cloud based solution has really eased the pain of upgrades, patches, and legislative updates. The real time updates and enhancements are a good savings of time and upgrade cost.
The reporting functions in WFR is very flexible and easy to use.
Navigation is straight forward

Likes Least

The configuration process for us was a challenge coming from WFC to WFR. The discovery process seems straight forward but how that is interpreted and configured doesn't always translate into what you may want to see. This product is very flexible in configuration of pay and time sheets so it is important you spend extra time really digging into how you want your environment configured. Knowledge transfer from the install group is key.

Recommendations

Really spend time getting demos and doing a good comparison of how you current policies/procedures will be configured in WFR. If coming from WFC to WFR get a delta comparison from sales team on terminology since things are named different.

 
 

from Busy Bee Cleaning Service Corp.
Specialty: Other Services

Bumpy during the start but made it out okay.

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I like that everything is integrated into Kronos Workforce Ready and I don't need to use multiple softwares.
I like that they provide training videos to match each individual's role using Kronos.

Likes Least

I dislike the lack of communication between the project team.
I waited days for an answer on multiple occasions while being charged for the product.
At first I was given a product that I did not agree to with the Account Manager.
I was suppose to launch in May 2015 now I am expected to launch September 2015 4 whole months later.

Recommendations

Make sure you are clear about what you are looking for.
Keep all emails exchanged with your account manager do not verbally agree to anything have everything documented and recorded.

 
 

from Lancer Transportation & Logistics, INC.
Specialty: Transportation

Workforce Ready

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The product is user friendly and easy to implement.

Likes Least

I have not experienced any negative encounters over the past 2.5 years we have been using this product

Recommendations

Solicit the input of a user from all of the products you are considering. I'm sure you will find the Kronos Workforce Ready users the most satisfied with the delivered product.

 
 

from HRRMC
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical

Kronos Workforce Ready HR

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Once concise program for all HR functionalities; cloud based and awesome customer support

Likes Least

The performance review program needs some improvment but overall is a good program

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The cost versus other HRIS programs is soemthing we really looked at and Kronos is very economical. It is wonderful that it is cloud based so all updates are automatic and dont have to be purchased

 
 

from Northwestern University
Specialty: Education

Reviewing Kronos

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It is easy to use. Never had any issues with the software and use it on a weekly basis.

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I had problems getting the java version to work properly on a Windows 8.1 PC so I went to the non-Java version.

Recommendations

I think making sure that users can use the software with a minimum of training is vital.

 
 

from Wooster Community Hospital
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical

Manager of cardiology department

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Manager of cardiology department

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Employees can use timeclocks or a computer to clock in.

Likes Least

Changes and add ons are difficult to obtain. All changes need reasons that are drop downs and do not always make sense.

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Spend the time on good training. There are alot of good functions, but they are hidden in the software.

 
 
 
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